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Create your own super useful everyday handbag using this Portland Tote Bag sewing pattern.

large exterior slip pocket
interior zipper pocket
interior slip pocket
main zipper closure

Sizing info:
11'' tall x 12'' wide on bottom x 4'' deep

Skill level: intermediate

Materials needed:
*Fabric A (main exterior) – 3/4 yard
**Fabric B (lining) – 3/4 yard
***Fusible interfacing – 2 yards
one (1) - 14'' long METAL OR NYLON ZIPPER
one (1) - 9'' long METAL OR NYLON ZIPPER
two (2) – 3/4'' wide x 13'' long strips of LEATHER or WEBBING for handles
one (1) – 1'' wide x 46'' long COTTON OR NYLON WEBBING for the strap
two (2) – 1'' wide D-RINGS
two (2) – 1'' wide SWIVEL HOOKS
one (1) - 1'' wide rectangular STRAP SLIDER
one (1) – HEAVY DUTY SNAP CLOSURE or KAM SNAP (optional)
ten (10) – 6-8 mm RIVETS (optional)

*Fabric A – Essex linen, canvas, linen/cotton blend prints, denim, home décor fabric
- waxed canvas or oilskin could also be used, skip adding interfacing if using either of these
**Fabric B – quilting cotton or canvas
***Interfacing– my favorite is Pellon SF101 or Vlieseline G700
- Pellon Fusible Fleece could be used for the exterior panels instead if you prefer a squishier, more sturdy bag

The pattern:
Please note, this is a MEASURE AND CUT PATTERN meaning all pattern pieces are cut using cutting mat, rotary cutter, and ruler. No printed templates are needed to make this bag. You will receive 12 pages of clear, easy to follow step by step instructions and color photos to make this fantastic bag.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.